Opinion

Farewell Facebook, I don't like you

I READ a report recently that the Facebook craze that has swept Australia for the past nine years is starting to lose momentum.

In saying that, I realise it is still hugely popular with hundreds of thousands of us.

I opened my account a few years ago, simply because I wanted to write a story about it.

I rarely if ever use it, although I must admit is has come in handy a few times. The reason I mostly don't bother with it is because I receive hundreds of emails daily at work and the last thing I want to do is to get back on my computer in my spare time.

I have some friends who live by it and I am sure they sometimes post photos of grass growing.

Reading more and more about identity theft, I have decided to close my account and for me that hasn't been a hard decision.

For my friends though, I doubt they'll ever stop posting notes and liking photos.

So what do you do when you decide to say farewell Facebook?

Here is the advice to make the cut:

There are two options: you can either deactivate your account, which lets you take a breather without losing any information, or permanently delete your Facebook account, which is the real deal.

Send an email to your Facebook contacts explaining your decision to leave. Include your current contact information so they can get in touch with you without Facebook.

If you plan to permanently delete, clear every last bit of information from your profile. Don't forget to remove your photos!

Farewell Facebook, it was nice liking you for a while. 

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